Chinese peacekeepers return home from DR Congo

10:58, July 30, 2011      

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All 218 members of China's 12th peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) returned home Friday morning after an eight-month United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African country.

Made up of military engineers and medical staff, the peacekeeping team was largely composed of members of China's Lanzhou Military Area Command.

The team successfully completed missions related to road and bridge construction, medical care, epidemic control and humanitarian aid in the DRC, the peacekeeping affairs office of the Lanzhou Military Area Command said in a statement.

The team renovated 102 km of roads, built 14 bridges and offered medical treatment to 1,878 people after being dispatched to the DRC in November last year, the office said.

China's 13th peacekeeping team has already arrived in the DRC to undertake a UN-approved peacekeeping mission.

Source: Xinhua
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